Ellon recycling centre

From 8th January 2024 visits to Ellon recycling centre are restricted by booking only for commercial type vehicles and trailers, other vehicles don't need to book. Find out about limits on commercial type vehicles and trailers.

Location and site layout

There may be occasional short delays on the access road to the recycling centre due to additional refuse collection vehicles and hauliers accessing Ellon Waste Transfer Station.

Ellon
Balmacassie Commercial Park
Balmacassie Brae
AB41 8BY

View location on a map
View site layout (PDF 71KB)

Opening times

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Friday 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4.30pm

Our opening times might change over Christmas and New Year.

Book a visit

Find out how to make a booking and what measures are in place.

Book a slot at a household recycling centre

Pedestrian access

There is no pedestrian access, as pedestrians can't be safely separated from the vehicles.

Items accepted

Items accepted at the Ellon centre:

  • batteries (household and car)
  • bikes
  • blue bin recycling
  • bulky items
  • cooking oil
  • electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries)
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs)
  • garden waste
  • gas cylinders
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plasterboard
  • polystyrene expanded (EPS) (please break up any large lengths of polystyrene before taking this to the household recycling centre)
  • rubble and ceramics
  • rigid plastic (laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats)
  • scrap metal
  • soil and turf
  • textiles
  • wood (including treated)
  • non-recyclable waste
  • re-use charitable goods

View a more detailed list of items we accept and what to do with items we don't accept. You can also view a list of materials accepted at all our recycling centres (PDF 83KB)

What you can collect

You can collect the following recycling equipment from the centre:

  • battery bags
  • food caddy liners
  • indoor blue food waste caddies
  • green outdoor food caddies
  • bin straps